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Rebels resist Warriors, 52-48

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LE GRAND — The only team to beat North Linn in the last two seasons is going to get another shot at the Lynx. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team fought past Meskwaki 52-48 in Thursday’s Class 1A District 7 title game to earn a fifth-straight trip to the substate finals, edging ...

MHS boys bowlers get first-team all-state

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With the season at a close, the end of season awards are rolling in for the Marshalltown bowling team, and juniors Ray Wiegand and Kamrin Chizek have both been named to the Iowa High School Bowling Coaches Association first-team all-state list. Wiegand won both the CIML Iowa Conference meet ...

Academic honor for ISU’s Weiler-Babb

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IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 conference announced Thursday its academic all-Big 12 honorees on Thursday, and Iowa State redshirt junior Nick Weiler-Babb was announced as a first-team selection. Weiler-Babb is averaging 11.3 points per game this season while churning out 6.8 assists a game. ...

‘What it could have been’

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WATERLOO — In a game that has scores regularly in the 3,000’s, bowling often comes down to the way a pin falls, or doesn’t, that spells the difference between walking away as a champion or not. The Marshalltown bowling team experienced that firsthand on Wednesday in the Iowa High School ...

Potter picks up sixth place for Bobcat girls

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WATERLOO — After the first few frames in the individual portion of the Iowa High School State Bowling Tournament on Wednesday, it seemed like it was Karlie Potter’s championship to lose. The Marshalltown senior started off throwing six strikes in her first six frames, and head coach Andy ...

MCC men speed past Roadrunners

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SEDALIA, Mo. — The Marshalltown men’s basketball team headed south to take on a struggling State Fair Community College team that had lost its last four matches. That streak extended to five games after the Tigers walked away with a 74-68 victory over the Roadrunners. Mohamed Thiam ...

TCU overtakes Iowa St. 89-83

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AMES — A grieving Donovan Jackson played his heart out for an Iowa State team that needed all the help it could get. In the end it wasn’t enough, as TCU eventually overwhelmed the undermanned Cyclones to avoid an untimely bad loss. Desmond Bane had 27 points, including a crucial late ...

Gophers snap 9-game skid at Iowa’s expense

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MINNEAPOLIS — Nate Mason wasn't going to go out a loser in his last game at Williams Arena. Mason scored 33 points and dished out six assists as Minnesota snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 86-82 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night. Dupree McBrayer scored 16 for Minnesota (15-15, ...

Illinois St. pulls even with Drake after 89-81 OT win

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NORMAL, Ill. — Keyshawn Evans and William Tinsley each drilled 3-pointers in overtime and Illinois State held on to beat Drake, 89-81 in the Redbirds home Missouri Valley Conference finale Wednesday night. The victory pulls Illinois State into a tie with Drake for third place in the MVC ...

Quarter horses

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A little bit of defense turned into a whole lot of offense for East Marshall, and the Mustangs are moving on because of it. The seventh-ranked East Marshall boys’ basketball team turned up the heat on one end of the court and got hot on the other, breaking free from cross-county rival West ...

Meskwaki closes out Belle Plaine

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REINBECK — Game one of the Class 1A District 7 doubleheader on Tuesday featured an entertaining matchup between the Meskwaki boys basketball team and Belle Plaine, with both teams vying for a spot in the district finals. Early on it seemed the Plainsmen might take that spot, as Belle ...

G-R routs Redhawks to advance

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REINBECK — Game two of the Class 1A District 7 semifinal doubleheader on Tuesday was another chapter in the long rivalry between North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck, with the winner this time keeping their state tournament dreams alive. Last time the Rebels and Redhawks met this season, G-R ...

Haldeman’s late 3 helps UNI hold off Valparaiso

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — Spencer Haldeman drained a late trey to give Northern Iowa enough cushion to hold off Valparaiso 68-63 on Tuesday night. Haldeman’s 3-pointer with 47 seconds left gave the Panthers a 62-56 lead. Tevonn Walker answered with a 3 for Valparaiso to close to 62-59. Haldeman ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cyclones lose Weiler-Babb, Young to injuries

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AMES — Iowa State’s Nick Weiler-Babb and Solomon Young will miss extended time, head men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm announced Tuesday. Weiler-Babb is expected to miss the remainder of the season after physicians at McFarland Clinic and in Dallas consulted following his visit there ...

Third time’s a charm

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URBANDALE — In the first two meetings between the Marshalltown boys basketball team and Urbandale this season, it was two extremely tight contests that the J-Hawks ended up pulling away in late, sometimes in the final seconds. So when the two teams met up for a third time on Monday in the ...

Spartans sail back to state

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LE GRAND — Having been so close so many times before, the Grundy Center girls’ basketball team paid no mind to a few extra minutes and a little added pressure. The eighth-ranked Spartans survived a defensive battle with No. 13 Pekin and dealt the Lady Panthers a 44-36 defeat in Monday’s ...

Cougars clinch state berth

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CONRAD — AGWSR knew the Hawks would go on runs. They key was when Lynnville-Sully did make a move, the Cougars didn’t let it define the whole game. The AGWSR girls’ basketball team built as big of a lead as 11 two minutes into the second quarter of Monday night’s Class 1A Region 3 ...

Timmer named MVC men’s Player of the Week

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ST. LOUIS — Drake University senior Reed Timmer has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the second time this month and third time this season Timmer has received the honor. Timmer, Drake’s all-time ...

MCC baseball gets off to rocky start

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SEDALIA, Mo. — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team started its season off with three straight losses over the weekend, losing all three games of a series to State Fair Community College. The Tigers (0-3) lost close in back-to-back games on Saturday, falling 2-1 in the opener ...

Bobcats’ Boland a fit for Nebraska Christian College

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Naomi Boland had found what she wanted: a small, Christian college outside of Iowa with her educational pursuits and a women’s soccer program. And then she had to find another one. When Grace University in Omaha, Neb., announced in the fall that financial and enrollment issues were going ...